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Old 26-09-2013, 14:17
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just to let you know that I changed my Ariel extension lead and everything is back to normal. yay!
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Old 26-09-2013, 14:24
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just to let you know that I changed my Ariel extension lead and everything is back to normal. yay!
Excellent. If you ever notice Fire Hit TV on channel 60 burst into life please do tell us - they do seem to be having to wait a very long time for their fibre to be put in.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:37
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Fire Hit still showing their Video Lock Error screen.

In more positive news, the digitaluk postcode checker now has prediction data for the G-MAN mux - e.g.

http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragec...28+1HP/NA/0/NA

the G-MAN and L-MAN muxes have data if you scroll down the mux list.
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Old 08-11-2013, 18:37
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Fire Hit still showing their Video Lock Error screen.
Their twitter feed is awfully quiet too. Have they all gone home?
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Old 08-11-2013, 21:35
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Fire Hit actually sprang into life for a day or two (last month I think) and then died on its backside again.

A complete joke.
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Old 26-11-2013, 13:50
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The G_MAN mux seems to be down at the moment for me - no sign of any signal strength on a couple of Freeview HD devices.

I don't know when it went off, it has been too weak for a while for my media pc (on long cable runs) to get a reliable lock on it so I don't have any scripts checking it directly. I'm pretty sure it was running yesterday. The service data is still being shared across to the other muxes.

Is it off for anyone else? Hopefully they are making some improvements.
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Old 26-11-2013, 15:42
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Off here as well. Some needs to go up and stick a quid in the 'leccy meter.
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Old 26-11-2013, 15:45
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Not the best of days to lose the mux, given the rescans that are going on...
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Old 26-11-2013, 16:09
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Maybe they've run out of power sockets
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Old 26-11-2013, 16:19
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Not the best of days to lose the mux, given the rescans that are going on...
To be fair, it's only the spods that are retuning today. Unless you have an HD capable receiver, there's nothing to gain from it surely?
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Old 26-11-2013, 22:12
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Fire Hit still showing their Video Lock Error screen.

In more positive news, the digitaluk postcode checker now has prediction data for the G-MAN mux - e.g.

http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragec...28+1HP/NA/0/NA

the G-MAN and L-MAN muxes have data if you scroll down the mux list.
And it accurately predicts that I can't get G_MAN - even though I live in the city centre.
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Old 27-11-2013, 12:51
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https://twitter.com/ManchesterTVNet

ManchesterTVNetwork ‏@ManchesterTVNet 1h
We are aware of a fault which our engineers are fixing. Normal service will resume ASAP !! Thank you for your patience
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Old 28-11-2013, 12:27
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The G_MAN mux came back up approx 11:54 this morning - it is now running with 5 channels, Sony SAB has been removed from LCN 53.

I also note that LCN 53 was removed from the service data at around 10:20, so it took another 90 minutes before they got the mux up again.
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Old 29-11-2013, 01:09
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Hmm, is the SonySAB IPTV channel still "coming soon", as it has been for a year?!
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Old 29-11-2013, 09:31
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Hmm, is the SonySAB IPTV channel still "coming soon", as it has been for a year?!
Yes...
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:42
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LCN 53 - LAMHE has appeared (at approx 11am) on the G_MAN mux. No video or audio pids yet in place, so not really up and running yet.

Edit: 12:09 EPG data now in place
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Old 05-12-2013, 13:24
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LAMHE now up and running with audio and video:

mediainfo :
Code:
Video #4
ID                                       : 2328 (0x918)
Menu ID                                  : 30273 (0x7641)
Format                                   : MPEG Video
Format version                           : Version 2
Format profile                           : Main@Main
Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes
Format settings, Matrix                  : Custom
Format settings, GOP                     : M=3, N=12
Codec ID                                 : 2
Duration                                 : 880ms
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Maximum bit rate                         : 2 500 Kbps
Width                                    : 720 pixels
Height                                   : 576 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 4:3
Frame rate                               : 25.000 fps
Standard                                 : PAL
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Interlaced
Scan order                               : Top Field First
Compression mode                         : Lossy

Audio #3
ID                                       : 2329 (0x919)
Menu ID                                  : 30273 (0x7641)
Format                                   : MPEG Audio
Format version                           : Version 1
Format profile                           : Layer 2
Codec ID                                 : 4
Duration                                 : 1s 248ms
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 128 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Delay relative to video                  : -27mn 11s
Stream size                              : 19.5 KiB (0%)
Language                                 : English

Menu #6
ID                                       : 270 (0x10E)
Menu ID                                  : 30273 (0x7641)
Duration                                 : 12s 809ms
List                                     : 2328 (0x918) (MPEG Video) / 2329 (0x919) (MPEG Audio, English)
Language                                 :  / English
Service name                             : LAMHE
Service type                             : digital television
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Old 18-12-2013, 17:35
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Hmm - there maybe some slight signs of life from Fire Hit TV...

An audio PID has appeared for their PMT - and the lack of lock message has vanished from the colour bars. The audio is silent - but finally there, they've been running with only a video PID for quite some time.

.. and now (17:43) they've switched to a blue screen.

Code:
Video #1
ID                                       : 32 (0x20)
Menu ID                                  : 30145 (0x75C1)
Format                                   : MPEG Video
Format version                           : Version 2
Format profile                           : Main@Main
Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes
Format settings, Matrix                  : Custom
Format settings, GOP                     : M=3, N=12
Codec ID                                 : 2
Duration                                 : 12s 520ms
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Maximum bit rate                         : 15.0 Mbps
Width                                    : 720 pixels
Height                                   : 576 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Frame rate                               : 25.000 fps
Standard                                 : PAL
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Interlaced
Scan order                               : Top Field First
Compression mode                         : Lossy

Audio #1
ID                                       : 33 (0x21)
Menu ID                                  : 30145 (0x75C1)
Format                                   : MPEG Audio
Format version                           : Version 1
Format profile                           : Layer 2
Mode                                     : Joint stereo
Mode extension                           : Intensity Stereo + MS Stereo
Codec ID                                 : 4
Duration                                 : 12s 744ms
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 192 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Delay relative to video                  : -1s 46ms
Stream size                              : 299 KiB (1%)
Language                                 : English

Menu #4
ID                                       : 257 (0x101)
Menu ID                                  : 30145 (0x75C1)
List                                     : 32 (0x20) (MPEG Video) / 33 (0x21) (MPEG Audio, English)
Language                                 :  / English
Service name                             : FIRE HIT TV
Service type                             : digital television
Maximum bit rate                         : 2908800

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Old 18-12-2013, 17:51
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17:44 - Now running with video and audio. There are occasional glitches in the feed, but I guess they may still be tweaking things. For the record, first (part) song played - One Direction, Story of my Life.
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Old 19-12-2013, 10:54
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There now appears to be actual moving pictures and sound on Fire.
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Old 19-12-2013, 12:08
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Re: Fire. I have pics (which occasionally freeze) but no sound.
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Old 19-12-2013, 16:57
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Now showing a static video slate: 24 HOUR HIT MUSIC STARTS 6 JANUARY Audio is running music, still briefly glitching every 60-90 secs.

Last night I looked a couple of times- once saw a blue screen, the other a music video with graphics overlayed- including a clock.
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Old 04-01-2014, 18:38
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Fire Hits launches Monday 6th Jan. Currently playing VERY LOUD music over caption.

Lets see how long this channel lasts.

Hopefully they will play better selections of videos compared to MTV &The box channels!
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Old 06-01-2014, 16:30
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Someone on the UK Free TV forum said that the transmitter was off air over Christmas and didn't come back until last Friday. I noticed it had gone but as the signal is weak here I wasn't sure if it had just gone low level. If the transmitter was off and no forum members noticed, I wonder how many viewers it has got.
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Old 06-01-2014, 17:44
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Someone on the UK Free TV forum said that the transmitter was off air over Christmas and didn't come back until last Friday. I noticed it had gone but as the signal is weak here I wasn't sure if it had just gone low level. If the transmitter was off and no forum members noticed, I wonder how many viewers it has got.
I wasn't around over Christmas to confirm it, but my media pc lost signal for the G_MAN mux at approx 16:10 on Christmas day. I had to disable all tests of the mux when I finally found it as it was filling my inbox up with fault messages. I don't know when it came back, however it seemed back to normal by 4pm on Jan 4th when I re-enabled some of the tests.

I haven't been keeping an eye on Fire - but it does seem to be up and running today - music videos and no glitches. EPG entry has a sms number so I guess they really have launched. Now into an ad break- so this can't still be a test.

Also their twitter account has woken up again:

From https://twitter.com/FireHitTV/status/420236717090562048 -
New hours & Shows for 2014. 8AM-3AM all week. @allanlake 4-6 M-F, @MitchellPeryer 10-1 Sun. Local News from Feb, Live MCR daily +more soon
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